Transfer Students

In keeping with the goal of New Student Orientation, we have designed this program to meet the needs of incoming transfer students through the following:

  • Providing the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and information about campus resources and services.
  • Informing students on how to achieve academic success.
  • Encouraging interaction among current and new students to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Connection and networking with college administration, faculty and staff.
  • Introducing career planning to encourage thoughtful and informed decisions about coursework and major opportunities.
  • Informing students on topics related to financial matters which will bring attention to obligations, opportunities and responsibilities.

Register for New Student Orientation

Registration begins in July. Postcards will come through the mail, and an email (through CSUN email account) will also be sent to all new students regarding the steps to register for this event.

Orientation Date(s)

Transfer Students Orientation:

July 29, 2015

Registration is coming!  Postcards and emails will be sent to you late June / early July.  Emails will go directly to your CSUN email account The address  (e.g. ), and postcards will be sent to the physical address you have on file with Admissions & Records. 

Orientation Schedule

8:00 am 

Check-In | Campus Resources Tour & Networking

Hosted by CSUN New Student Orientation (NSO) Leaders

USU – Plaza Del Sol

*Light refreshments provided

9:30 am

University Welcome

Dr. Dianne F. Harrison, University President

 USU – Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall

9:45 am

Technology @ CSUN

CSUN Information Technology



10:05 am

CSUN Resources and Services

Panelists will speak briefly on various departments:


Panel 1: Student Access and Support Services, Campus Safety, and Health Services (10:20 am - 10:50 am)

      Career Center, Health Center (SHC), University    

      Counseling Services (UCS),  Learning Resource Center

      (LRC), Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES),

      Oviatt Library, Department of Police Services (DPS), 

      Alumni Relations, AS-Children’s Center, Matador



Panel 2: Student Life (10:50 am – 11:20am)

      Associated Students (AS), Matador Involvement Center (MIC),

      University Student Union (USU) Student Recreation Center

      (SRC), Pride Center, Veterans Resource Center (VRC), Valley        

      Preforming Arts Center, Intercollegiate Athletics



11:05 am



11:20 am

Steps to Academic Success                                                                                            

Student Service Center/EOP Satellite Representative



Lunch and/or Optional Break Out Opportunities


*Boxed Lunches will be available to all students beginning at 12:00pm at the Plaza Del Sol and served till 2:00pm

Optional Breakout Sessions:



Session 1



30 min)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Counselor


Career Center & Alumni Association Various Dep. Representatives

USU- Plaza Del Sol



USU- Plaza Del Sol



Oviatt Library / Campus Tour

Oviatt Library Staff

Oviatt Library


Session 2



3 min)


Career Center & Alumni Association Presentation


Oviatt Library / Campus Tour

Oviatt Library Staff

USU- Plaza Del Sol



Oviatt Library




Orientation Essentials

We look forward to seeing you at your New Student Orientation. Here are some essential tips and reminders:

  • Parking  If you will be driving to campus, we have made arrangements for you to park in Student Lot G3 which is located off Zelzah Ave. & Prairie St. Parking permits will be distributed at the parking kiosk once you turn onto campus from the Prairie St. entrance. Orientation leaders will be available at the Parking Lot that morning, for assistance should it be needed
  • Check-In at 8:00 AM at the University Student Union. That location can be found on the general campus map which can be found by clicking here.  Please have your photo ID. 
  • Meals Light refreshments (juice, water, coffee, and pastries) will be available in the morning, as well as a boxed lunch from Subway at the end of your orientation day.
  • Contact the orientation staff at newstudentorientation@csun.edu  or call us at (818) 677-4100 and ask to speak to someone regarding Transfer Orientation should you have any questions or concerns.
  • Schedule of Classes – It may be helpful for you to bring your schedule of classes with you as you’ll have an opportunity to identify buildings with your Orientation leader
  • First time Transfer Student Checklist – To address general questions and concerns (not related to orientation) you can refer to the University's First Time Transfer Student Checklist.


Student Veteran Orientation for Transfer Students

The Office of Student Involvement & Development is glad to be working with the Veterans Resource Center for this year's Student Veteran Orientation for transfer students.

Please visit the Veterans Resource Center website for more information, and to register.

When: Wednesday, July 29 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Northridge Center at the University Student Union
Cost: Free


If you have any further questions, please contact the New Student Orientation staff at (818) 677-4100 or via email at newstudentorientation@csun.edu. You may also review the FAQs page for any questions you may have.

Disclaimer: The New Student Orientation website contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.